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a solution to the fiscal cliff. >> it comes down to the fiscal cliff. government spending. it is part of the sequestration. >> this is the whisker cliff. >> i am not sure sex change operation is part of the sequestration. >> there was a joke on that phrase, but i will let it pass. >> you can think of one? >> i did. bill, are you naturally hairless which is envied by all. >> he actually got a goatee that is all filled in today. >> thanks for noticing. it is here for all to see. >> looks like you like took an oreo cookie and crumbled it in a bowl and then put your face in it and then went like this. and then you say i just made a goatee out of oreo cookie crumbles. >> and i got a lot of carbs in me as well. >> do you have any comments on the story? >> there is a dividing line. unlike what lori said so uneducationally wise. >> what is that word? >> i minored in grammar. there is a difference. if you are a transgender i believe they are called, there is a difference between the ornamental and the fundamental. female genitalia that is fundamental to being a woman. hairless is not -- that i
reporting a little more pessimism about a deal. >> i've been going before the fiscal cliff and down the fiscal roller coaster because as you know from the previous battles it looks like it's not going to get done just before it gets done. that said, i've been very disappointed in -- i agree with everything that matt said about why it's important to get it done and what's doable. but the republican house offer that came in the aftermath of that very nice-sounding meeting of words of encouragement and moderation and flexibility on both side, it was an offer as far as i have reported that did not reflect the impact of the election. no increase in rates. no specified -- increase in revenue but nothing specified. get rid of the sequester. no trigger. if the tax reform doesn't -- >> so no -- >> also pay attention to this. no increase in the debt ceiling. and the president has been very clear in the white house. he does not want to have to go through that again in february if we sort of solve the cliff in january. all of that adds up to a pretty dire situation. >> that's true, peggy noonan
. but any deal on the fiscal cliff will probably go down to the wire if it gets done at all. if you're keeping score, there are 37 days left until we hit the cliff and tax rates go up for every american. cnn's athena jones has more now on the any dwoenany negotiation. randi, folks here in washington are wondering if this week will mark a turning point between republicans and democrats. after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday -- >> well, i want to welcome the conventional leadership here -- >> reporter: congressional leaders express optimism about reaching a deal to avoid $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's fiscal problem. >> we have the corner stones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to find common ground. the big sticking points, how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce things like medicare. but it's not clear when the president and lawmakers will meet next. and even if s
a quick break from the fiscal cliff conundrum. now it's time to hunker down and get back to business. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday -- >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: -- congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching a deal. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. to talk about america's fiscal problem. >> we have a corner stones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to fine common ground. among the big sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it's not yet clear when lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week a final deal could still be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline so i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal emerge earlier than the end the year but we'll see. >>> as the fiscal cliff gets closer a few republica
to the wire the fiscal cliff story will receive 1/10 theed my ya attention as the scandalous saga of dave and paula and john and jill. joining us now here the washington is jane hall. bob cusack, managing editor of the capital nooup the hill. and amy argetsinger. why has it become synonymous with bore dom? >> well, there's no sex with it. that's the bottom line. this story is wild. the petraeus story has gone in a lot of different directions. first he resigns. then we find out why. then we find out about the other woman. the inappropriate e-mails. >> you're saying that barack obama meeting with john boehner and mitch mcconnell doesn't quite get readers as excited? >> not as titillating. >> this is what the election was fought over and yet i have the impression that a lot of the country is yawning but really many of the journalists covering the story are oning. >> there's a story about low how the mighty are falling. privacy, security, while covering the sex. >> are you suggesting that the bigger issues are actually a bit of a shall we say figure lea le? there are bigger issues there but t
. then is the looming fiscal cliff casting a shadow over shoppers and investors this holiday season? visions of bargains are dancing in the heads of consumers. will the possibility of higher attackses slow them down. we'll talk with matthew shay, president of the national retail federation and john sweeney of fidelity investments. the holiday is over for white house and congressional leaders trying to make a deal. we'll ask our sunday panel if they can reach a compromise. >>> a thanksgiving tradition, our power player of the week has me dancing with turkeys, all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again from fox news in washington. on this holiday weekend we're watching several major foreign policy developments from egypt to gaza to the continuing converse over the benghazi attack. to talk about it all is senator john mccain. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you. dancing with turkeys? >> chris: you'll have to wait until the end of the show to see. >> that's what we're doing now. >> chris: let's start with egypt where president morsi granted himself unchecked powers and sent thousa
the big numbers. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, some big vacancies coming up in the president's cabinet the state department, the treasury, even the cia, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies now. >> and there's likely to be more shuffling in the president's cabinet. the president has signaled is favorite likely to be u.n. ambassador susan rice for secretary of state, she's faced a lot of opposition in house this week, republicans signed a letter not to appoint susan rice. the president hasn't made a final decision yet. if he went for it, despite this controversy over benghazi, he would get her through the senate. the top guy to replace timothy geithner, is jack lew. >> slightly less serious note we would like to hit, apparently some head shaving on the broadcast this morning. >> the first on "this week." this is a great story. the top spokesman for both of the democrats and republicans, whoever lost the election would shave their head. this is sean spicer was supposed to shave his head. the rnc spokesperson. jon karl is doing the honors. >> he has no credentials. >> l
to tackle the tough fiscal cliff and make decisions about taxes, spending, and budget cuts. states are looking at how they can be affected. a question for you this morning, whether states should have a say in budget talks. here are the numbers to call. if you can also find us online. here is the headline in "the new york times." the pew center has a new study out called "the impact on the fiscal cliff on states." here is what it says. we would do more into these and how they will specifically affect states on an individual basis. there is a question on whether the fiscal cliff would hurt. it says -- our question for you this morning is whether the states should have a stake of in negotiations. looking more in the story "the new york times." it says -- some of the benefits states could receive, nobody is retained that president obama and republicans in congress will fail to reach an accord because they feel -- they fear that the resulting combination of spending cuts and tax increases could prompt another recession, which their states can ill afford. let's go to houston, texas and h
with our panel. jon meacham, let's say thomas jefferson realized he had a fiscal cliff the country was going to go over. what do you think he would do? >> one thing he did every night when congress was in session, more or less, he had lawmakers down to dinner. he broke with the federalist cut canom of precedent asks very formal dinners and formal toftsz. he had what he called pell-mell. people came down, sat down, sat wherever they could, and they would have dinner together. he would write family members and say i'm going to be an unpunctual correspondence because dinner is here and i'm going to have dinner every night with the lawmakers. it does help on the margins and as we know, politics is decided on the margin. >> one i think i think it's not just for the fiscal cliff, but if our economy is going to need mobilization to get more jobs here, fewer exports abroad, then you've got to have some c.e.o.s come in, like f.d.r. did. f.d.r. brought in the head of chrysler and sears and roebuck. he had two top republicans in his cabinet, and i know c.e.o.s don't like to come to government
over each other] liz: putting obamacare into the fiscal cliff negotiations so for two large drugstore chains to say you got to get going. gerri: interesting to see if he derail everything. liz: they have a seat at the table. is not political. it seems to when you read what they say it is not like they are saying we want a voice in what is going on. there saying our customers are concerned. of course it is a revenue problem. shoppers and consumers are not coming in because they're worried about the fiscal cliff. gerri: all singing the with one voice. interesting to see if anybody hears that. thanks for coming on. appreciate it. guess what else has joined the fiscal liftoff? the federal gas tax, special interests in washington are pushing for an increase in the gas tax which has been stuck at the same rate for 20 years. right now the federal gas excise tax stands at 18.4 presented gallon. it raises $37 billion a year from american motorists but the federal government spent more than that, $52 billion a year on highways so there's a $15 billion shortfall which has to be borrow and added
. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, there's some big vak kis coming up in the president's cabinet, as well. we have the state department, we have treasury. those two we expected, even the cia now, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies. >> three big ones at least and there's likely to be more shuffling. of course, the big controversy right now over who is going to replace hillary clinton at the state department. the president has signaled is favorite to be ambassador susan rice and faced opposition in the senate and house. this week, 97 house republicans signed a letter telling the president don't appoint susan rice. she came out this week and defended herself and the president indicated he would like to pick her although he said he didn't make a final decision. i believe if he went for it despite the controversy over what happened in benghazi he would get her through. the leading candidate for treasury is probably the white house chief of staff jack lew. although that might not be announced until after the fiscal cliff negotiations. mike morales the acting director has left. he is a st
the worst happens and let's say that the fiscal cliff, we did go over it for whatever reason both sides can't reach an agreement by january 1st aen we go over it. is there any way to undo the fiscal cliff, how long would it take to undo it? >> i think, alisyn the fiscal cliff is contributing to uncertainty in the short-term. i think an even worse scenario long-term than going over the cliff would be continuing down this path. more spending and more redistribution, there's a time when the path needs to be fixed not just proverbial saying goes, kicking the can down the road. so, you know, i think even if we've got a resolution, which didn't suit the republicans,exa some up tick in the economy because what we're seeing now is economic lethargy, total economic stagnation because people are reluctant to commit capital and how can they again, look 30 years down the line when our own government can't look a couple of weeks. >> during the the campaign, joe biden floated something that some people thought might be the new plan, maybe he was foreshadowing something he says, and taxes need to be raise
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